Projects

RESYNTEX
Full Title: A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock
Aim:

The objective of RESYNTEX is to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries. Through industrial symbiosis, it aims to produce secondary raw materials from textile...

Concept:
The project models a complete value chain from textile waste collection through to new marketable feedstock for the chemical and textile industries. It will focus on the reprocessing of blends and...
Start date:
01/06/2015
End date:
30/11/2018
ReWaCEM
Full Title: Resource recovery from industrial waste water by cutting edge membrane technologies
Aim:

The ReWaCEM project aims at reducing water use, wastewater production, energy use and water footprint by between 30-90% as well as increasing valuable metal resource recovery in the metal plating...

Concept:
To achieve its objectives, ReWaCEM will adopt two cutting edge membrane technologies suitable for the requirements of closed material cycles approaches and recovery concepts in metal processing...
Start date:
01/10/2016
End date:
30/09/2019
ROMEO
Full Title: Reactor Optimisation by Membrane enhanced Operation
Aim:

Industry and academia have teamed up around a new reactor concept using membranes to carry out chemical synthesis and downstream processing in a single step. A new level of process intensification...

Concept:
The new technology concept will be proven by two prominent large volume reactions: a demo plant for hydroformylation will be built while another demo will show the feasibility of the concept for the...
Start date:
14/09/2015
End date:
13/09/2019
SAMT
Full Title: Sustainability assessment methods and tools to support decision-making in the process industries (2015-2016)
Aim:

The aim of the SAMT project is to review and make recommendations about the most potential methods for evaluating sustainability in the process industry, focusing especially on energy and resource...

Concept:
SAMT is a coordination and support action that promotes cross-sectorial learning and uptake of the most promising tools by conducting case studies, organizing workshops and identifying needs for...
Start date:
01/01/2015
End date:
31/12/2016
SCALER
Full Title: Scaling European Resources with Industrial Symbiosis
Aim:

SCALER aims to increase the uptake of industrial symbiosis across Europe. Under the European Union’s Horizon2020 initiative, the project will develop a set of best practices, tools and guidelines...

Concept:
We work closely with a wide range of stakeholders including industrial networks, consultancies, researchers and policy makers at various geographic and politic levels, to deliver practical tools and...
Start date:
01/11/2017
End date:
SHAREBOX
Full Title: Secure Management Platform for Shared Process Resources
Aim:

Sharebox will develop a secure platform for the flexible management of shared process resources that will provide plant operations and production managers with the robust and reliable information...

Concept:
Industrial symbiosis (IS) is the use by one company or sector of by-products, including energy, water, logistics and materials, from another. IS networks have proven successful not only in diverting...
Start date:
01/09/2015
End date:
31/08/2019
SIDERWIN
Full Title: Development of new methodologieS for InDustrial CO2-freE steel pRoduction by electroWINning
Aim:

The SIDERWIN project aims at developing an  innovative electrochemical process to transform iron oxide into steel metal plates. This process, based on the...

Concept:
The consortium has set five main objectives: 1. develop, build and demonstrate the production of iron metal from its oxide without direct involvement of carbon or fossil fuels and according to the...
Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2022

SIMPLIFY
Full Title: Sonication and Microwave Processing of Material Feedstock
Aim:

SIMPLIFY aims at enabling the electrification of the chemical process industry – and in particular the specialty chemicals industries – by moving from batch to continuous production with...

Start date:
01/11/2018
End date:
31/10/2022